Skype Chat Beta

December 15, 2004

in Skype Journal

Skype is on the verge of obsoleting their text messaging system. Today a new Skype Beta 1.1 for Windows is available with mulitparty chat. The chat solution is very very elegant and solves the problem that all conference users have had (which chat client to use?). See using Skype Chat. It also has some nice memory features, including “recent chats” and “topic” capabilities. Plus… a big plus…. “When you are in a chat with several people (the new text chat in 1.1), the button in toolbar changes its shape and its tooltip is “Send File to All”. And it does exactly what it says.” from the forum. Try it.

Beta version available (advanced users only)
This beta version contains new features which have known issues. Before you download it, make a backup of your contact list and all data. New Skype users should not use this beta version.
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Now I just need a streaming solution so the conference call between an expert panel (still limited to five) can be streamed to the up to 50 skype participants. Then questions can be taken and new members invited to the conference call as required.

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